Billy Joe Saunders will defend his WBO middleweight champion title against Martin Murray at the O2 Arena in Greenwich on June 23. Virtually every boxing enthusiast is betting on Billy Joe Saunders to beat his opponent but exactly how he will win is not as easy to predict. But bigger returns await if you manage to get it right.
The stakes are high for Murray: he has said several times that he would retire in case he lost the fight. Regardless, online sportsbook sites in the UK think the future is not too bright for him: the returns on a victory by Saunders are so low (1/20) that it is basically pointless to bet on it. An upset by Murray would be rewarded by 31/5 but that will surely not happen.
However, gambling enthusiasts can also choose one of those online betting sites in the UK that offer bets on the finer details of the bout (Vbet Sportsbook fits the bill perfectly). The best way to maximize the profit is to predict Saunders’ winning method.
What do Saunders’ and Murray’s previous bouts indicate?
As Dellboi’s Boxing News channel points out, Murray is durable. He was the first boxer who lasted until the 11th round against Gennady Golovkin and only lost on points to contenders like George Groves or Arthur Abraham. This suggests that his fight on June 23 will also go the distance.
Saunders’ records likewise indicate that we might not see a knockout that night. He won four of his last five bouts by decision. In total, only 12 of his 26 victories ended by either a KO or a TKO.